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Movie: Raising Arizona

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 14, 2018 - 16 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: FINAL JUSTICE  Season 10, Ep 8

"His name is Thomas Jefferson Geronimo. His brand of justice doesn't stop at the Texas border." A Texas sheriff played by Joe Don Baker (Mitchell himself) is assigned to escort a mob boss to Italy, but the plane gets sidetracked to Malta, resulting in a series of cartoon episodes where he tries to catch him but keeps getting arrested, darn it! This is the episode where Crow and Servo destroy Goosio, beloved children's character of Malta. Episode 1008 is available on YouTube. Premiered June 20, 1999. Five episodes left. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Apr 5, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Sin City

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 27, 2018 - 18 comments

Mosaic: Mosaic  Season 1, Ep 0

A whodunit based on the murder of popular children's book author and illustrator Olivia Lake. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Mar 27, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Michael Clayton

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 26, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: In the Bedroom

A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 25, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: Dirty Pretty Things

An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 23, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: The Lookout

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 21, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: American Psycho

A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 18, 2018 - 30 comments

Movie: Eastern Promises

A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a crime involving a violent Russian mob family. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 15, 2018 - 9 comments

Tatort: Im toten Winkel  Season 47, Ep 26

An elderly man, after years of caring for his wife who suffered from Alzheimers, smothers her and tries to kill himself. Detectives Lürsen and Stedefreund of Bremen look into the circumstances that drove the man to such a desperate act. [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Mar 15, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: The Cooler

In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss' consternation. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 13, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Collateral

A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 12, 2018 - 11 comments

Movie: Brick

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 11, 2018 - 12 comments

Tatort: Waldlust  Season 47, Ep 25

The Ludwigshafen homicide division goes on a retreat to the Black Forest for a coaching seminar to improve teamwork and communication. After they find a bone in the vegetarian ragout, everything gets a lot more complicated. [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Mar 5, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: City of God

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 3, 2018 - 1 comment

Tatort: Borowski und das Land zwischen den Meeren  Season 47, Ep 24

Outside of Kiel on the small island of Suunholt, Borowski investigates a man found drowned in his bathtub. Everyone knows everyone else and no one's talking. The legend of a drowned city haunts the place. [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Mar 3, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Fargo

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 26, 2018 - 25 comments

Tatort: Meta  Season 47, Ep 23

A thriller screened at the Berlinale shows the murder of a prostitute, of which the details are identical to Rubin and Karow's newest case. What happens when film becomes reality? [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Feb 19, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Basic Instinct

A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved. Vertigo, it ain't. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 15, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: Wild at Heart

Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 14, 2018 - 4 comments

Tatort: Der kalte Fritte  Season 47, Ep 22

Two dead men under a stolen Kandinsky. Dorn and Lessing investigate the murder of a wealthy art collector and intrigue over the location of the new Goethe Museum. Only in Weimar! [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Feb 14, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: L.A. Confidential

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 10, 2018 - 15 comments

Tatort: Tollwut  Season 47, Ep 21

Rabies! How does a man in the Dortmund prison contract rabies when he's been there for four years and had no contact with animals? Who else is infected? Detectives Faber, Böhnisch, and Dalay need to figure it out fast before more people die. Also featuring the return of Markus Graf, presumed murderer of Faber's wife and daughter. [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Feb 10, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Casino

A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 7, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Se7en

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 6, 2018 - 19 comments

Movie: Heat

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and their professional lives. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 4, 2018 - 14 comments

The End Of The F***ing World: Season 1 (all episodes)  Season 1, Ep 0

Two disaffected teens get in a lot of trouble. An eight-episode adaptation of Charles Forsman's graphic novel. On Netflix.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jan 6, 2018 - 33 comments

McMafia: Episode Two  Season 1, Ep 2

Alex Godman has spent his life trying to avoid the shadow of his family's criminal past, but when tragedy strikes, he is drawn into the world of international crime. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jan 3, 2018 - 1 comment

McMafia: Episode One  Season 1, Ep 1

Alex Godman has spent his life trying to avoid the shadow of his family's criminal past, but when tragedy strikes, he is drawn into the world of international crime. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jan 3, 2018 - 0 comments

Peaky Blinders: The Company   Season 4, Ep 6

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 20, 2017 - 1 comment

Tatort: Dein Name sei Harbinger  Season 47, Ep 13

Starting with a corpse found in a burned out delivery truck, Berlin duo Nina Rubin and Robert Karow discover similar murders stretching back several years. What links the victims? [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Dec 13, 2017 - 2 comments

Peaky Blinders: The Duel  Season 4, Ep 5

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 13, 2017 - 3 comments

Peaky Blinders: Dangerous   Season 4, Ep 4

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 6, 2017 - 2 comments

Peaky Blinders: Blackbird  Season 4, Ep 3

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 29, 2017 - 1 comment

Peaky Blinders: Heathens  Season 4, Ep 2

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. As the Shelbys come to terms with the shocking events of Christmas Day, Tommy endeavours to unite his family. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 22, 2017 - 0 comments

Peaky Blinders: The Noose  Season 4, Ep 1

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. When he receives a mysterious letter, Tommy realises that the Shelbys are in danger [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 15, 2017 - 2 comments

Tatort! Where are my fellow German murder show fans?

We could talk about the weekly episode or specific city teams. [more inside]
posted by mrcrow on Oct 11, 2017 - 9 comments

The Sinner?

Anyone else following? Worth discussing? [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Sep 11, 2017 - 0 comments

Ozark: Sugarwood  Season 1, Ep 1

After his business partner cheats a dangerous client, financial adviser, Marty, must devise a radical plan to save the lives of himself and his family. (from IMDB) [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jul 24, 2017 - 8 comments

Gotham: Season 3  Season 3, Ep 0

Over the past season: Jim deals with an ex, Penguin deals with an ex, Nygma makes a name for himself, Bruce goes to boarding school, Hugo Strange does some gig work, Bullock cracks wise, Barnes cracks some ribs, Barbara makes some deals, and the Tetch family make a lasting impression on Gotham. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Jun 5, 2017 - 8 comments

Hap and Leonard: Holy Mojo   Season 2, Ep 3

Grisly new evidence leads Hap and Leonard on a wild goose chase across town. The guys' passions flare, threatening to derail the investigation.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 30, 2017 - 0 comments

Hap and Leonard: Ticking Mojo  Season 2, Ep 2

Hap and Florida scheme to free Leonard from a dire situation. Odd clues bring Hap and Leonard to a cryptic person of interest in the case.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 23, 2017 - 1 comment

Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo  Season 2, Ep 1

In the East Texas of the late 1980s, two rough and tumble ne'er-do-wells with hearts of gold try and fail to stay out of trouble. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 16, 2017 - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: HIGH SCHOOL BIG SHOT  Season 6, Ep 18

"The Kid Who Showed the Big Time How!" A supposedly-intelligent high school student makes a series of progressively worse decisions that lead ultimately to the deaths or critical wounding of every major character. With short Out of This World: An angel and a devil each try to convince a bread deliveryman to join the light or dark sides, respectively, of bread delivery, leaving unexamined the incredible theological implications. Fan opinion of this Roger Corman movie varies widely, but I like it. The short is pretty good, one of those ridiculous industrials where supernatural entites take great interest in some poor dope's work-a-day life. This episode is not available on YouTube due to a copyright claim. Apparently the entity "BentPixels" is protective of their rights over either this secondary school film noir or the celestial battle for bread delivery to resort to legal solutions. The episode premiered December 10, 1994. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 23, 2017 - 8 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: RACKET GIRLS  Season 6, Ep 16

AKA Pin-Down Girls "The Strange LOVE-LIFE of a WRESTLING GAL!" "SEE...Intimate Scenes of Gorgeous Girl Wrestlers with the Naked Eye of the Camera!" Less a coherent narrative as an exhibition. Ladies wrestle. Their manager uses his business to launder money. But, primarily, ladies wrestle. With short Are You Ready For Marriage?: Two young lovers plan to drop out and get hitched, but a councilor warns them about the terrible possibility that they might BOING. I've heard it said that women wrestling is to this movie as jets refueling is to The Starfighters, which is a hell of a warning. By the way, there are just 14 Comedy Central episodes left in our tour. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered November 26, 1994. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 9, 2017 - 11 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: KITTEN WITH A WHIP  Season 6, Ep 15

"She's all out for kicks... and every inch of her spells EXCITEMENT!" A fairly stupid, but not unkind, Senate candidate gets accidentally mixed up with a girl and her thug friends. Most viewers seem to agree this is not a terrific episode, but some humor may be wrung out of the political angle. The movie itself may be one of the better ones to get sent to the S.O.L.: it's rated Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes! It's based on a novel by the same name. YouTube (Official, with annotations!) (1h32m) Premiered November 23, 1994 (Turkey Day). [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 2, 2017 - 5 comments

Marcella: Marcella : Season One  Season 1, Ep 0

Former London detective Marcella Backland is devastated when her husband leaves her and their two children. When Marcella is visited by a senior detective on the murder squad seeking information regarding an unsolved, 11-year-old case of a serial killer who seems to have become active again, Marcella returns to the murder squad. [more inside]
posted by daybeforetheday on Dec 3, 2016 - 3 comments

Tana French novels (The Trespasser etc) - any interest?

I don't read tons of crime fiction, but I just finished Tana French's new novel The Trespassers and thought it would be fun to talk about it or the previous books, anyone else interested? [more inside]
posted by whir on Oct 18, 2016 - 7 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: GIRLS TOWN  Season 6, Ep 1

Teen girls in a reform school run by nuns mix it up with gangs and each other! Contains Mamie Van Doren, Paul Anka and Mel Torme. And we're off on Season Six, the last full-length Comedy Central season. Some people really like this episode, but most seem to agree the riffing is better than the host segments. It's been a long time since the days when you couldn't get many eps on DVD, but this is one of the few remaining episodes you can still only get through those circulatin' tapes or their online equivilent. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered July 16, 1994. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Oct 13, 2016 - 3 comments

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